I am trying to find out why the date of charges on my Marriott credit card statement are different from the date i actually made the purchase. Ugh!!
The date on the statement is the date the charge posted to your account which could be some days after the transaction was made. This is true for any credit card not just Marriott as it is merchants who post the transaction - nothing to do with chase or marriott.
ks83 is right on this one. However, you will often see two dates: a transaction date and a posting date. Most of the time, I can see them having 1 business day difference. Not sure why, in this 21st exciting century of technology that allows transactions to take place in a fraction of a second, it has to take hours of days to fully 100% approve a transaction.
Occasionally, transactions might be refused, but still pop up on your credit card account (and actually eat your credit). In that case: don't panic and wait a few days for it to disappear. When I was doing customer service years ago, it was a common phenomenon that would drive customers paranoid (especially when they tried long enough to actually take out their entire credit amount). Get a three-way call with the customer service and the credit card provider to get the charges lifted on the spot.
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